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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Clean, Comfortable & Connected... Welcome to beautiful Maggie Valley and the newly renovated Cardinal Inn. Your hostesses, Paula and Charlee, are eager to make this your best trip ever. You are greeted at the front office and then shown to your newly up-dated room with pillow-top mattresses, HDTVs with DirecTV and HBO. Our bathrooms have been supplied with luscious cotton towels and new massage showerheads. Each room has AC/heat, a microwave, mini-refrigerator and blow dryer. We have king bed rooms, double queen bed rooms and efficiencies that feature a full kitchen. WiFi, a bag of popcorn and a couple of bottles of water are complimentary.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Mountain View
25Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
This was our second Visit at The Cardinal Inn. It is absolutely the only place I have ever stayed that had a 100% on their sanitation rating. The sisters provide personal attention including escorting you to your room. The oversized mattresses are quite comfortable, the room
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I arrived late and one of the owners, Charlie, greeted me and took me directly to my room! Then I asked about ice and coffee, she disappeared for a few minutes and returned with ice, a real coffee cup, extra coffee and a wine glass. Impressive! Then after seeing my room, the
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Response from LdyCharle, Owner at The Cardinal Inn
Responded 20 Nov 2018
Thank you for your review. We are glad everything was to your liking, we love being part of a great stay for our guests
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Great little place. Wonderful host. Arrived a little early no problem. They were wonderful. Explained how everything worked. Everything was clean. Freshly painted. Looks like they have a wonderful area for cookout. Firepit with chairs. We will be back next summer. Thank you
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Response from LdyCharle, Owner at The Cardinal Inn
Responded 18 Nov 2018
Thank you, we are so glad so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come see us in the summer and take advantage of our wonderful mountains!
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We picked this place because it had reasonable prices and looked clean and cozy. We were not disappointed. The innkeepers are especially nice and took care of our every need and even worried about us when we were late returning one night. Loved the chairs on the porch, the
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Response from LdyCharle, Owner at The Cardinal Inn
Responded 05 Nov 2018
We are so glad you stayed with us. Thank you for the wonderful comments and taking the time to review us. Come back any time your journey leads this way
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Husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at this hotel. We've been to Maggie multiple times and have wanted to stay at the Cardinal Inn, but until recently they did not allow small dogs. The owners are super nice people and very involved in the running of the motel. It's
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Response from LdyCharle, Owner at The Cardinal Inn
Responded 03 Nov 2018
Hi Gia! Thank you for such a nice review, hurry back!
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Rubber Duckie! LOL! Love it!
are you pet friendly?
No I am sorry we are not
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Hello, Yes we are open year round. I am one of the new owners and I live here. I hope you will come stay with us and see all the exciting improvements we have done. Please be sure to call if I can be of any assistance...Charlotte
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"All the rooms are in a row so they should all be alike. The length of the motel runs opposite the road so it was very quiet."
"Motorcyclists welcome, park right outside your door. Ground floor only means no hauling gear up stairs."
"all rooms ground floor , parking outside door"
"I don't believe there is a room that isn't great..."
"Book early. There is only a few rooms."
US$88 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsMaggie Valley
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